Clients and creditors of the collapsed Upper Hutt law firm Renshaw Edwards meet on 13 April 1992. Patrick Renshaw was jailed for seven years in July 1992 after stealing $6.4 million of clients' money. He was freed in March 1995. His partner Keith Edwards was jailed for six years for stealing $3.5 million, and was freed in August 1994. Strangely, neither partner knew the other was also stealing. By 1997, $29 million had been paid out to victims. The money was raised by a special levy on the country's 2,800 senior lawyers, with each having to pay $10,000.
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